SM6- I must admit that the section on the fling application where it asked you how much volunteering you'd done does focus the mind............. not sure I'm up for WHW yet- we'll see how the G 24 goes if I get in, but no harm in accruing a bit of "credit". Anyway- I think it will be a fun way to get involved- last year I really enjoyed a bit of crewing, and any involvement is good- not as good as running, but still gets you in there!
30 mins on tready again hearer in snowy british columbia. Also watching the "dots" on the spine race- hypnotic.
Sounds like a tough run, Fiona C- your weekly mileage has always been much better than mine- I struggle with anything above 35 miles.
Hazelnut CH- well done on getting out in the weather- hope the slip didn't lead to any problems.
NP- that sounds like the VLM campaign is well underway.
Cal - not happy that they buggered off and left you - sounds unfriendly, to say the least. I'd not be going back.
To bed now- need to get a bit of enthusiasm together for skiing tomorrow!
Sorry- impossible for anyone to answer on the basis of the information provided, and surely the therapist you saw gave you the best advice you are likely to get, having had the chance to examine you properly. If you aren't happy with their advice ( which sounds as if it's working, even if slowly), then either go back to see them again, or get a recommendation off someone on here for a second opinion with a good reputation near you.
Looks like the weather in UK/ europe is really nasty for any outdoors activity just now, so naturally the Spine race is underway- so I will be "dot watching" on the tracker for the next week- it always seems to coincide with some epic weather. I will never do that race- the WHW is a completely sane undertaking in comparison!
I am hoping that there is no need for a neurosurgeon at the WHW, but volunteered for whatever they felt was the best way they could use me, they seem to think that I can be of use as a check point medic, so I'll brush up on my general medical skills.
No running yesterday here- bit of ski-ing yesterday, and going to head out again today. Looks like the weather over here might deteriorate later in the week, which might be enough to drive us off the slopes, and back to the tready. ( We are definitely fair-weather skiers!)
It's -26 on the patio outside our apartment today! Crisp bright sunshine, but f**king cold when you go out! We ski-ed a little yesterday, but various digits were dropping off in the cold, so it was fairly brief. In other news, I did 5k on the tready again, and signed up to help out at the West highland way race as a medic at the last checkpoint before the end. This could be interesting! Reading up on all the relevant info about exercise related hyponatraemia makes for jolly holiday reading.
CK- are you working to a training plan? The usual thing is to balance a few short , fast efforts ( making up about 20% max of your mileage), with lots of slower than marathon pace runs, including the long SLOW run, some plans ( e.g. pfizinger and douglas) put a lot of marathon - pace miles into these, but never much more than about 13 -15 miles at marathon pace, and only when your weekly mileage is high enough to support this - i.e. these plans are at the high mileage end- mostly over 50 miles per week. The P&D plan is a good one for faster runners, but tends to lead to a lot of injuries, and I suspect that the MP long runs are part of the problem, I tried them, converting the whole lot from miles to km's, so that 50 miles per week= 50 km per week, which is much more do- able, but then I'm much slower than the target audience for the book ( judging by the title- ADVANCED marathon training).